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Three more states abandon guardrail model

Vermont, Hawaii and Colorado have banned Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus guardrail system, suspected of malfunctioning in crashes and slicing through vehicles. Missouri already had banned the guardrail units, along with Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oregon and Virginia.

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S&P upgrades Cyprus on commitment to bailout deal

Rating agency Standard & Poor's gave Cyprus a pat on the back with a one notch upgrade to its credit grade, to B+, citing its commitment to the terms of its bailout program and better-than-expected economic growth.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

S&P upgrades Cyprus on commitment to bailout deal

Rating agency Standard & Poor's gave Cyprus a pat on the back with a one notch upgrade to its credit grade, to B+, citing its commitment to the terms of its bailout program and better-than-expected economic growth.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, helped by strong quarterly results from companies such as Microsoft and UPS. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.